The Final Volume Of The Secret Generations Trilogy
Now Available For Your Kindle
John Gardner's ‘The Secret Generations’ was acclaimed as one of the classic works of Cold War espionage fiction.
‘The Secret Families’ is the final shattering move in the trilogy, the checkmate from a grand master of espionage.
The year is 1964.
The Cold War is at its height and Caspar Railton, the 'wounded lion' of the Railton clan, which for decades has dominated British Intelligence, is dead.
Even worse, evidence has emerged suggesting Caspar was a traitor and suspicion surrounds not only the Railtons but also the Farthings, the American family of spymasters connected by marriage to their British counterparts.
Yet Naldo refuses to accept his uncle's guilt and is determined to clear both families' names. With his cousin Arnold Farthing he embarks on a quest to uncover Caspar's past, a mission which takes both men deep into some of the most dangerous territory any agent can enter …
'The Secret Families' completes John Gardner's The Secret Generations trilogy, which is a giant work of fiction drawn from the dramatic history of Britain’s intelligence and security services. Through the story of one family, the Railtons, whose lives become caught up in some of the greatest struggles of the twentieth century, Gardner traces the birth, the early clashes, the successes and failures of the organizations now known as M15, M16 and GCHQ.
'Cool polished story-telling with all the sexy sidelines in the best James Bond tradition'
Drastic plans are being put into action.
But Boysie Oakes, the suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence, is unaware of the events unfolding around him - and is revelling in being free from the treacherous clutches of Special Security.
Boysie, his former boss Mostyn and Charlie Griffin, have set up their own Security Service, GRIMOBO.
Their first assignment has brought them to New York and Boysie has snatched a vacation at Cape Kennedy.
Life is looking up.
But, of course, something has to go wrong. It's just a small thing. Some light-fingered swine makes off with a Saturn V rocket.
What's more, Boysie seems to have disappeared too.
The same thieves that wanted the rocket want Boysie. For a change, though, they want him alive. Very much alive.
And totally functional.
Boysie’s holiday turns out to be the trip of a lifetime and he ends up travelling further than he ever expected. But all is not lost as of course a beautiful woman is also along for the ride.
And Boysie Oakes is about to be plunged into the most dramatic adventure of his career.
And Boysie Oakes is back in another terrifying adventure.
The reluctant assassin has been sent to Berlin to make a kill 'in the cold' on the other side of the Wall.
Trying to remember his own code-name, he is soon battling enemies that include Russian secret servicemen, psychotropic drugs and a silky Chinese stripper called Rosy Puberty.
Both the Soviets and the Chinese want to track down his target, and Boysie is caught up in a deadly game of power politics.
And despite his best efforts, Boysie finds himself drawn into a far more sinister conspiracy - a face-to-face confrontation with the legendary Soviet spymaster General Khavichev.
‘Madrigal’ is the fourth in the Boysie Oakes series of novels by John Gardner. Tightly written and packed with incredible twists, ‘Madrigal’ is a brilliant continuation of the story of Gardner’s cowardly professional assassin.
Two families - the Railtons in Britain and the Farthings in America - are at the heart of a titanic political struggle, their fates intertwined in the secret world of Intelligence by blood, love, loyalty and betrayal.
The British Secret Intelligence Service and the American Office of Strategic Services are locked in a desperate struggle to destroy the war machine that threatens the future of the world - and once again the Railtons and the Farthings are drawn into the secret struggle.
Both families are intimately concerned in the fate of the Tarot resistance network, operated by Caspar Railton under the nose of the ruthless SS officer Hans-Dieter Klaubert, known as the Devil of Orléans. Caspar has recruited his nieces Caroline and Jo-Jo as undercover agents in France, and their disappearance coincided with the break-up of Tarot.
The truth about Tarot and the fate of Caroline and Jo-Jo is at the heart of this enthralling instalment of an Intelligence saga that has been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as a classic of espionage fiction.
The world is on the eve of a war set to ruin the lives of a whole generation.
The Railton family are intimately involved in the world of espionage, which will become so crucial to the conflict’s outcome.
With the death of General Sir William Railton, the family patriarch and hero of Balaclava, the family is thrown into a world of violence and intrigue.
Manipulated by the new head of the family, the ruthless arch-intriguer Giles Railton, each member of the dynasty comes to play their part in the ‘Great Game’ of Intelligence.
Through the story of one family, whose lives become caught up in some of the greatest struggles of the twentieth century, John Gardner traces the birth, the successes and the failures of the organizations now known as MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
From the battlefields of the Western Front to Russia on the eve of revolution, this epic work of fiction tells the story of the dramatic history of Britain’s intelligence and security services.
But a straightforward mission start to go awry when his mark turns up dead without Boysie lifting a finger.
Who killed him? And why?
It is only when he is introduced to a sadistic finishing school, run by the mysterious and dangerous Doctor Klara Thirel, that the mystery starts to unravel.
Surrounded by troubled girls galore, including a certain Petronella Witching, Boysie is pulled into the biggest espionage foul-up of the century.
With the help of Petronella, as well as a handful of self-important, and at times incompetent secret agents, Boysie dives into the mysteries behind the dead Member of Parliament, the sexually charged finishing school, and – most of all – who and what is behind the top-secret Amber Nine.
The suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence returns in his second thrilling adventure.
At the height of the Cold War, Boysie is sent on a routine mission to America. In San Diego, he will be the official British observer for the test-fire of America’s latest nuclear missile: The Trepholite.
But the Soviets have other plans. A double of Boysie has been sent into the field, and very soon Boysie is embroiled in a game of bluff and double-bluff involving a holocaustic missile, a slick con man - and Vladimir Solev, an deadly opponent and yet also a man in whom Boysie sees something of himself.
Yes the second Oakes novel is now available from Amazon published by Endevour Press.
A Happy Christmas to all our visitors. It has been a great year for JG with all the Bond continuation novels being back in print and available as ebooks in the UK and (nearly all) in the US.
On other ebook news we have also seen the Kruger novels and the first of the Boysie Oakes books The Liquidator released in the UK and the US. There will be more to come in 2014.
We apologise that there has been a lack of updates over the last 4-5 months but this has been due to us changing over the websites host server. Everything is now running as it should (and faster we hope) and we are looking into updating the site with more content and links in the New Year.
So Happy Christmas and happy New Year to JG fans everywhere.
The Gardner James Bond continuation novels are finally available in the US in E-Book format.
As Phoebe Taylor at IFP informed me:
"We are delighted to report that 11 of John Gardner’s 16 Bond novels will be available as e-books in the USA on Amazon, Kobo and Sony. They will also be available from Apple at some point in the hopefully-not-too-distant-future.
The available books will be:
Licence Renewed For Special Services Icebreaker Role of Honour Nobody Lives for Ever No Deals, Mr. Bond Scorpius Win, Lose or Die Brokenclaw Licence To Kill Goldeneye
These are the titles that are currently available in paperback in the USA, published by Pegasus. Pegasus are set to publish the remaining 5 titles (The Man From Barbarossa, Death Is Forever, Never Send Flowers, Seafire and Cold) in paperback in 2014, and we will release our ebooks to coincide with their release."